Dartmouth Big Green (6-6-2, 0-4-2 Ivy) vs.
UMass Lowell (5-9-2, 3-5-0 America East)
Date: – Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m.
Location: Lowell, Mass. – Cushing Field
The Dartmouth women’s soccer team heads to the Bay State for the Big Green’s final non-conference game of the season at UMass Lowell.
SCOUTING THE RIVERHAWKS
UMass Lowell heads into Tuesday’s match after taking down UNH, 2-1 on Oct. 23. That victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the River Hawks, who have lost five of their last seven games. With a 3-5 record in conference play, UMass Lowell is currently sixth in the the nine-team America East conference. Katelyn Vieira leads the River Hawks with four goals and eight points, while Rachel Morrier is not far behind with three goals.
LAST TIME AGAINST UMASS LOWELL
On Sept. 23, 2015, Dartmouth defeated UMass Lowell, 4-1 at Burnham Field. With the score tied at one heading into the second half, the Big Green went on to score three goals in the second for the comeback win. Four different players found the back of the net for Dartmouth in the contest where the Green outshot their opponents by a wide 21-3 margin.
LAST TIME OUT
On Oct. 29, the Big Green fell 2-0 to Ancient Eight rival Harvard on Senior Day at Burnham Field. Prior to the contest, Dartmouth honored its six seniors, including the Big Green’s goalkeeper, Casey Cousineau, who finished the afternoon with as many saves. In the 36th minute, the Crimson broke the stalemate when Rachel Garcia headed in a loose ball after a Leah Mohammadi corner kick from the far side for the 1-0 lead. Harvard continued to keep pressure on Dartmouth’s defense which led to the Crimson’s second goal of the game in the 62nd minute. Margaret Purce, the leading goal scorer in the Ivy League, tallied her 11th goal of the season when she worked around the Big Green defense and fired a hard shot that beat Cousineau to her right side. Trailing by two goals, the Big Green did not give up as Meredith Gurnee nearly scored on a short breakaway with 10 minutes to play in the game, but her shot went wide to the left.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Dartmouth’s goaltender, Cousineau, has had a solid final season in Hanover. The Altadena, California native is third in the Ivy League in save percentage (.861) and second in saves (62).
GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
The Big Green freshmen have been solid contributors on the offensive side of the ball in their debut season in Hanover. Charlotte Esty leads the team with three goals and eight points, while Zoe Enright and Alyssa Neuberger each have one goal apiece.
DEFENSE COMES UP BIG
The Big Green’s defense has come up big so far in 2016. Dartmouth is ranked No. 15 in the nation with a .589 goals-against-average.
Can’t make it to the game? The game will be carried live on America East TV. DartmouthSports.com will also provide a live stats link for those looking to follow along during the contest.
Dartmouth concludes the 2016 season with Cornell in Ithaca on Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m.